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Fall workshop focuses on soil and water

Nov 2, 2018
Over 20 teachers from around Ohio gathered at Highbanks Metro Park for an all-day workshop focused on soil and sustainability and water quality. These topics are part of the Ohio Corn & Wheat-sponsored Feed the World curriculum. Tadd Nicholson, Executive Director of Ohio Corn & Wheat, greeted the teachers and explained the check-off funding that provides money for education and research. He emphasized the importance of students knowing about the many …

Studying macro invertebrates in ponds and streams to check water quality

Oct 30, 2018
Kyle Campbell teaches science at Westerville North High School. After attending the summer two-day Experiencing Tech in Ag workshop, he used these Water quality lessons with his students. He shares about their findings: My Ecology and Zoology students used d-nets and kick seines to collect macro invertebrates on two separate days at our pond land lab facility. In the thirty minute collecting time each day, the average group score was 16, …

Expanding ethanol knowledge in the lab

Oct 29, 2018
Pat Corelli of Butler High School helped his chemistry students understand more about ethanol by producing their own, using the Energy and ethanol lessons from the Feed the World website. Corelli attended the Ohio Corn & Wheat-sponsored two-day workshop and gained valuable information to share with his students. The students were curious about and interested in ethanol before they even went into the lab, Corelli said. “I explained the process …

Out of the classroom and into the water

Oct 25, 2018
Kendra Carnegie attended the Feed the World two-day summer workshop, taking home supplies and lessons for her students at Loudonville High School. This fall, she taught water testing. The lessons Chemical tests to determine water quality and Biotic water sampling were used to fulfill content in the Agricultural and Environmental Systems Career Tech Field, Animal and Plant Science course for 9th and 10th grade students. As part of this course, …

Learning about corn as an energy source

Oct 25, 2018
Scott Hoover brought corn into his chemistry class at Butler High School! After attending the Ohio Corn & Wheat-sponsored Feed the World workshop last summer, Hoover did several of the Energy and Ethanol lessons with his science students. Hoover said the students enjoyed both activities. He performed the corn mash and distillation as a demo and students conducted the corn fermentation in groups of two. Hoover said, “They enjoyed seeing …

Design Challenge kick-off provides plenty of helpful resources

Oct 25, 2018
Food security—what is it, and how do we work towards it? It’s the topic of this year’s Ohio STEM Learning Network Design Challenge, and teachers learned more at a recent workshop at the Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center sponsored by OSLN, Battelle, Ohio Corn & Wheat, Ohio Soybean Farmers and EducationProjects.org. Food security, as defined by the United Nations’ Committee on World Food Security, is the c…

What Students Learned When They Made Robotics Relevant to Their Lives

Oct 16, 2018
This article, written by Carrie Wilson Herndon, originally appeared in EdSurge. A few years ago, toward the beginning of my journey into robotics, I mentored a team for a local competition. We were on our way to building a Tetrix Prime robot from a kit, when the unimaginable happened—our team’s laptops went missing—and with them, all of our code and design work. While we were no longer able t…

Testing soil samples and learning about plants’ needs

Oct 2, 2018
Things won’t be “dull as dirt” anymore for the Ag, Food, and Natural Resources students in Jenna Meeks’s class at Southern High School. Meeks attended the Ohio Corn & Wheat-sponsored Feed the World two-day workshop and took great curriculum, activities, and supplies back to her classroom. Her objectives for the soil lesson were to help students identify soil-forming factors and explain how they produce variability in soils; and to collect, …

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